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Bibil Identifier bibil:205952
Publication Type Journal article
Title (French, Long) Naître de mourir: la mort de Jésus dans l’Évangile de Matthieu (Mt 27.51-56)
Author Wüthrich, Serge
Journal New Testament Studies (Volume: 56, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Year (Second publication) 2010
Language French
Pages 313-325 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract What is the meaning of the apocalyptic events related in the Gospel of Matthew after the death of Jesus? The issue is treated in two stages, beginning with a short review of current interpretations (historical, causal, and semiologic). In a second step, the spatial and temporal disruptions that cross the story are explored. The hypothesis is made, with consideration of the figures’ sequence, that they are the figurative expression of a childbirth. Time and place of death are thus those of a birth, Jesus is literally ‘the firstborn from the dead’. It is finally suggested that the reader's actualisation of this peculiar figures’ chain corresponds to the birth of a believing subject.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Passion
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Birth
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Death
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Apocalyptic
Pericopes Matthew 27,51-27,56
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